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#63225 - 09 Oct 07 11:36 Encyclopedia
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I want to buy reference books such as encylopedias for anak keluarga kampung but staff at every Indonesian bookstore I visit don't even know the word. This is an appalling state of affairs. Anyone have any suggestions about educational books etc and where to buy them?
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#63230 - 09 Oct 07 17:10 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Piss Salon]
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Hmm. I had a similar problem last trip.I realy wanted to get some good kids books in indonesian language to force my son to start to read them-but a lot of the books were REALLY over sweet and had lots of cartoon characters in them etc. At gramedia some of the books were ok, but the ones that were particularly factual were in english..and kind of crappy really.There is a shop in the top of atrium plaza that had a few kids things, but from memory I think it leant more toward the religious instructional book-why I should wash before prayer etc.
Thats where I would go get my Jakarta Post from-to the incredulity of my father in law-he had no idea WHAT the hell I wanted to read it for.
The best buy I made was a tri lingual picture dictionary -in english .indo and mandarin-it says delapratasa publishing on it
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#63232 - 09 Oct 07 18:07 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Ena]
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My Indonesian cousins started with Golden Books and Richard Scarry's excellent books (Indonesian language versions), example: http://www.gramedia.com/buku_detail.asp?id=EBQQ3151&jenis=&kat=5 - then switched to kids' books in English. Gramedia publishes Richard Scarry books, and Disney's Esiklopediaku Yang Pertama. Worth looking for them in Gramedia in Blok M. If you can't find any ensiklopedia anak-2, then buy some Tintin and Asterix books (in Indonesian) and stroll over to Falatehan and ask an idle barmaid to help you read Lotus Biru and Hiu-Hiu Laut Merah.

If that fails, try getting this book for yourself:
http://www.gramedia.com/buku_detail.asp?id=GIBL5853&jenis=&kat=3

Or wade through at Gramedia's "Edutivity" range:
http://www.gramedia.com/buku_kat_list.asp?kat_id=5&namkat=Buku+Anak-Anak&parent_id=260&parent
_name=Edutivity

Or try Gramedia's other online catalog of amazing children's books, like Rahasia Semut http://www.kompas.com/tbgramedia/dis_kat.cfm?kategori=4

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#63233 - 09 Oct 07 18:26 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: kenyeung]
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I love richard scarry books grin

I just found a book from gramedia called " saya takut"..and its got stuff kids are scared of in-its english/indo-and a story called laba laba pelupa-which is quite cute actually.I can't understand all of it I need to go start again with this indonesian.grr.
we usually got those from mal kelapa gading actually-or that other one taman anggrek maybe.

what is the characteristic/stereotyped accent of medanese ? Is it bad or soemthing?
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#63235 - 09 Oct 07 18:58 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Piss Salon]
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Quoting: Piss Salon
I want to buy reference books such as encylopedias for anak keluarga kampung ...


Better off just getting such books in English. First of all, there are tons of 'em that you can find and secondly, local anak won't have any use learning all that stuff about the world and history and nature in Bahasa Indonesia, because nobody that they would ever communicate with in that language would care. Indeed, 99% of locals - including their teachers! - would probably just sarcastically say they are acting like an "orang sok tau" if they ever spoke of such things.
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#63236 - 09 Oct 07 19:02 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Ena]
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Quoting: Ena
what is the characteristic/stereotyped accent of medanese ? Is it bad or soemthing?


My husband tells me I speak indonesian like a medanese abang. He said my accent is quite asli but sedikit aneh. Could be that Medanese is like commoner Malay (like a provincial "Westy" accent), disdained by the snobby Javanese. Whereas I speak Indonesian like a stupid alcoholic bule loser with lung cancer.


Edited by kenyeung (09 Oct 07 19:09)
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#63237 - 09 Oct 07 19:13 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: kenyeung]
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yes^ thats exactly true I always get that abang comment-particularly when I read out aloud books .
.But I find it ok-I am a goddamn westy anyway . Clear is as clear does. .

I don't speak indonesian very well at all.

I hope you don't really have lung cancer.
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#63246 - 09 Oct 07 20:47 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Ena]
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Ken: "Whereas I speak Indonesian like a stupid alcoholic bule loser with lung cancer."

Ex-girfriend: "I hope you don't really have lung cancer."

Hahahahahahaah
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#63252 - 09 Oct 07 21:21 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Piss Salon]
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frown grin

tidur!
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#63256 - 10 Oct 07 05:23 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Ena]
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#63260 - 10 Oct 07 07:22 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: Ena]
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#63262 - 10 Oct 07 07:50 Re: Encyclopedia [Re: kenyeung]
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Quoting: kenyeung
Whereas I speak Indonesian like a stupid alcoholic bule loser with lung cancer.

i speak indonesian like a javanese princess.
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